The NFL won’t take any disciplinary action following the news that Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne and his new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll met many times over the last month to go over the team’s new playbook.
Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald reports the league isn’t overly concerned and that many quarterbacks have been meeting with coaches.
“Clubs have been reminded of the rules,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said via Darlington. “We do not expect any disciplinary action.”
We’re still a little unclear about those rules. The Rams were told new coordinator Josh McDaniels wasn’t supposed to get involved in lengthy tutoring sessions with Sam Bradford. The NFL also warned the Browns and “several other teams” that players are not supposed to meet with coaches or be given playbooks during this time.
The Rams would have been better off not asking for permission because the league doesn’t view the issue as a serious problem. (It’s the new tampering!)
This certainly is not an issue with much shelf life. The rules regarding contact between players and coaches during a lockout are quite clear.